Wayne State University

Wayne State University Library System

Digital Publishing Unit
United States

Primary Contact:
Joshua Neds-Fox
Coordinator for Digital Publishing
313-577-4460

Program Overview

Wayne State’s Digital Publishing Unit works to make unique, important, or institutionally relevant scholarly content available to the world at large, in the context of the WSU Library System’s digital platforms.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3); graduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (1); student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (10); ETDs (200); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (12)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: Wayne State University Press; campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Fedora

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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